Canadian Aviation Regulations (SOR/96-433)

Regulations are current to 2014-10-27 and last amended on 2014-05-29. Previous Versions

Subpart 1 — Aerodromes

Application

 This Subpart applies in respect of all aerodromes except airports, heliports and military aerodromes.

  • SOR/2007-87, s. 5.

Inspection

 The operator of an aerodrome shall, without charge, at the request of a Department of Transport inspector, allow the inspector access to aerodrome facilities and provide the equipment necessary to conduct an inspection of the aerodrome.

Registration

  •  (1) Subject to subsection (2), where the operator of an aerodrome provides the Minister with information respecting the location, markings, lighting, use and operation of the aerodrome, the Minister shall register the aerodrome and publish the information in the Canada Flight Supplement or the Water Aerodrome Supplement, as applicable.

  • (2) The Minister may refuse to register an aerodrome where the operator of the aerodrome does not meet the requirements of sections 301.05 to 301.09 or where using the aerodrome is likely to be hazardous to aviation safety and, in such a case, shall not publish information with respect to that aerodrome.

  • (3) The operator of an aerodrome registered pursuant to subsection (1) shall notify the Minister immediately after any change is made to the location, marking, lighting, use or operation of the aerodrome that affects the information published by the Minister pursuant to subsection (1).

  • (4) An aerodrome that is listed in the Canada Flight Supplement or the Water Aerodrome Supplement on the coming into force of this Subpart is deemed to be registered pursuant to subsection (1).

Markers and Markings

  •  (1) When an aerodrome is closed permanently, the operator of the aerodrome shall remove all of the markers and markings installed at the aerodrome.

  • (2) The operator of an aerodrome, other than a water aerodrome, shall install red flags or red cones along the boundary of an unserviceable movement area.

  • (3) Subsections (4) to (8) do not apply in respect of any manoeuvring area or part thereof that is closed for 24 hours or less.

  • (4) Where a runway or part of a runway is closed, the operator of the aerodrome shall place closed markings, as set out in Schedule I to this Subpart, on the runway as follows:

    • (a) where the runway is greater than 1 220 m (4,000 feet) in length, a closed marking shall be located at each end of the closed runway or part thereof and additional closed markings shall be located on the closed runway or part thereof at intervals not exceeding 300 m (1,000 feet);

    • (b) where the runway is greater than 450 m (1,500 feet) but not greater than 1 220 m (4,000 feet) in length, a closed marking of not less than one-half the dimensions set out in that Schedule shall be located at each end of the closed runway or part thereof and an additional closed marking of the same dimensions shall be located on the closed runway or part thereof at a point equidistant from the two markings; or

    • (c) where the runway is 450 m (1,500 feet) or less in length, a closed marking of not less than one-half the dimensions set out in that Schedule shall be located at each end of the closed runway or part thereof.

  • (5) Where a taxiway or part of a taxiway is closed, the operator of the aerodrome shall place on each end of the closed taxiway, or part thereof, a closed marking with the dimensions set out in Schedule I to this Subpart.

  • (6) Where a helicopter take-off and landing area at an aerodrome is closed, the operator of the aerodrome shall

    • (a) place a closed marking over the letter “H”, where the letter “H” identifies the helicopter take-off and landing area, or, where no letter identifies the helicopter take-off and landing area, over the centre of the area; or

    • (b) comply with subsection (4), where the helicopter take-off and landing area is a runway.

  • (7) Where a manoeuvring area or part thereof is closed permanently, the operator of the aerodrome shall

    • (a) obliterate all of the markings that indicate that the manoeuvring area or part thereof is open; and

    • (b) subject to subsection (8), paint on the manoeuvring area or part thereof the markings required pursuant to subsections (4) to (6).

  • (8) Where the surface of a manoeuvring area or part thereof is snow-covered or otherwise unsuitable for painting or where the closure is not permanent, closed markings may be applied by means of a conspicuously coloured dye or may be constructed from a suitable conspicuously coloured material or product.